It’s Tuesday. Picture Time!

It’s Tuesday!  That’s picture day in the coop… or birthday picture day!  Dani, Eugenie and the Easter Egger baby were all born on Tuesdays.  

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Dani and Eugenie are 9 weeks old today.  

While I usually find them together – Claire taught them well, didn’t she? – I have noticed Dani sneaking into the coop with the pullets.  He tries to eat with them, and they chase him away.  Ah, young crushes!  

After he gets chased away, he finds his sister and resumes his duties of watching over her.  

They are not much difference in size, honestly, and now about ¾ the size of the March pullets.  (Well, some of them.  The Orpingtons and the Australorps are HUGE!)

At night, they snuggle in together just below the roosts. Sometimes, Eugenie likes to sleep on the roost with her papa, but Dots is not as receptive to Dani and will chase him.  So usually Eugenie will also leave the roost to stay with him.  

I worry what will happen to Eugenie when the time comes to decide Dani’s fate.  If he is culled, will she become a loner like Pip?  Or will Big Brother take her under his wing?  Or will she start hanging out with Abby’s babies?  

Speaking of Abby’s babies…

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This is what week 3 looks like.  🙂

The two Sulmtalers like to chest butt each other and Choc Orp #1 (top left in the college) has a big comb and little red wattles.  Yes, I have a minimum of 3 little roosters in this batch.  I have no clue how to gauge little Pavel, the Pavlovskaya or the Easter Egger, as all of these are breeds I am unfamiliar with.  EE (or Esther, as Little Dude calls him/her) is my biggest chick, with long dark wings and all that orange in the chest and shoulders.  So beautiful!  Hopefully a little hen I can keep.  

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Aren’t they adorable?

And lastly… my first ‘Baby Boy.’  Pip.  The no-longer Cute and Fluffy… but the Handsome and Funny.

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I took these pictures this morning.  Pip lead his ladies to the back gate and realized I hadn’t taken a picture of him recently.  He really is a beautiful little Pipsqueak.  🙂

7 thoughts on “It’s Tuesday. Picture Time!

  1. Wow, Pip has grown! Look at the size of his comb! And all his lovely feathers coming through. Aw. 🙂 I love your little mottley chick crew. Those two boys have very pink combs already! Pity about the choc Orp roo. I bet he’s going to be a stunner though, so it should be interesting to watch him grow. The little Pavlovskaya looks like a darling wee teddy bear. Ok, I have to stop looking at your photos or I’m going to get ideas…

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    1. He is a handsome young man! And his voice is getting deeper than his papa’s too.

      The Pavlovskaya is my favorite. So cute! I just hope the small size means hen and not tiny Roo.

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  2. Wow Pip!! He has really filled out! I love the white feathers throughout! And how Eugenie is still all white! The babies are so precious. What a fun and good looking bunch 🙂

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    1. You should hear him crow now! Pip’s voice is deeper than his papa’s. And he has such a manly ‘buck buck buck’ now, too.

      I do NOT know how Eugenie is still white, other than she is my snow ball! 🙂

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